More heroics from De'Aaron Fox help Kings beat Heat in overtime
KINGS END SKID
SACRAMENTO -- The Heat messed around and got burned. Needing a win to climb up the standings in the Eastern Conference playoff race, Miami took the Sacramento Kings lightly Wednesday evening at Golden 1 Center.
All-Star Goran Dragic led a late surge by the Heat to overtake the Kings down the stretch. But De’Aaron Fox came through with the clutch basket to send the game to overtime.
In the extra frame, Bogdan Bogdanovic hit a 29-foot triple to give the Kings a late four-point lead and they held on for the wild 123-119 win on their home floor.
STANDOUT PERFORMER I
Fox loves the big moment. The rookie attacked the basket with the final possession of regulation and came away with a huge shot to send the game to overtime. He finished the night with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting and chipped in three assists.
STANDOUT PERFORMER II
Zach Randolph came up huge. The 17-year NBA vet continues to prove he can still bring it. Against Miami, he finished with 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a tremendous block in overtime as the Kings shocked the Heat at Golden 1.
STANDOUT PERFORMER III
Dragic put the Heat on his back. The veteran point guard couldn’t be stopped early and he showed back up when his team needed him in regulation. Dragic finished with a game-high 33 points, but it was the Kings who came out on top.
It looked like the home team would run away with a win, but the Heat stormed back. Using a 14-0 fourth quarter push, Miami tracked down the Kings and took a late lead. Fox sent the game to overtime with his last second heroics and the Kings found a way to win in the extra time.
Skal Labissiere missed his third straight game with a bruised left hip. Iman Shumpert continues to miss games due to plantar fasciitis and Harry Giles (knee rehab) is out for the season.
The Kings head out on the road following the game for another set of back-to-backs beginning Friday in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors. Following the 7:30 start at Oracle, the team boards a plane for Utah where they’ll face the Jazz less than 24 hours later.